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PE and Sports Grant Strategy – 2019/20

For the financial year 2019/20, the school received £21,598 to support the provision of PE for children attending Sherwell Valley Primary School.  We have used this funding to support the priorities identified in our most recent PE and Sports Grant Strategy which were:

  1. To support children in accessing a wider range of sports and clubs in and after school (particularly in Key Stage 1)
  2. To create opportunities for staff to work alongside high-quality professional sports coaches modelling best practice that staff are able to replicate in their own PE sessions
  3. To develop what is offered to children in playtimes so that there is the opportunity for children to participate in high-quality physical activities during these times
  4. To support staff in helping children attend outside of school events (festivals, competitive events) etc.

How will the funding been spent in 2019/20?

The PE and Sports grant is used partly to improve and increase the level of organised games being played in play times and lunch times in school.

In addition to the wide PE curriculum we deliver during the school day, we also aim to provide access to additional, high-quality sporting opportunities to children before, during and after school.  We also try to forge links with sports clubs in the local community to support children in continuing their sporting interests outside of school.

In the 2019/20 school year the money will be spent in the following way:


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Which priority does this meet?

Targeted multi-sport After School Clubs throughout the year.

These clubs are run by specialist coaches and targeted at children primarily in KS1 and children who are disadvantaged and do not attend other sports clubs in school.  They aim to introduce children to a range of sporting opportunities so they can then continue outside of school if they wish.




Professional Development sessions for staff members.

Specialist coaches have been brought in to school to enable children to enjoy and experience high quality activities as well as opportunities for teachers to gain experience in delivering PE sessions on these topics.




Lunchtime Play Facilitators.

School staff employed as Lunchtime Play Facilitators along with presence of specialist coaches at lunchtime, to support children develop and organise games at lunch time (including ensuring equipment is available), particularly in supporting those who do not otherwise participate in sport clubs in school.




Additional equipment for curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

Gymnastics equipment purchased to enable children to have quality access to gym equipment to improve fundamental movements. 



PE and playground resources.

Additional resources to ensure children have access to a variety of games and activities during lunch and break times.



Partnership arrangement and access to sporting opportunities.

This is an agreement with Torquay Boys’ Grammar School where they offer children at Sherwell Valley access to a variety of sporting sessions and coaches on their school site and they provide volunteers to deliver some lunch time games for children in KS1.


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To enable children to attend local, regional and national events either competing against or working with other schools.








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How do we expect this to impact on children in School? 

The additional after school clubs, run by specialist sports providers will give the opportunity for 18 children in each year group to attend an extra-curricular club every half term, giving them access to the additional multi-skills and sporting opportunities offered. We will continue to work with the organisations running the clubs for us to ensure that the children who attend are offered the opportunity to continue their experience outside of school to further their sporting participation.

The role of the Play Facilitator at lunchtimes in both Key Stage 1 and 2 playgrounds will continue to support children in accessing a wide range of physical activities, games and equipment throughout the lunch period. They will focus on involving those who are currently less active in games and activities. We have purchased additional resources which will enable them to play a wider array of games safely in the same amount of space. With the PE and Sport Grant we have also bought new gymnastics equipment so that basic fundamental movements can be developed earlier in KS1 through extra-curricular clubs. We will continue to support Teachers with CPD opportunities provided by external agencies. We will continue to support children, from across Key Stage 2 particularly, to attend sports competitions, tournaments and festivals. These opportunities will require an additional level of staffing and cover for teaching staff while they are accompanying children but allow the children to experience these events and gain a lifelong love of physical activity. 

How has this funding supported sustainable improvements in sport and PE in the School?  

The purchase of equipment for the Key Stage 2 playground will ensure that in the future children will have safe and designated space to participate in their choice of activities. The development of both playgrounds is something that we would like to continue in the future, to encourage more children during break times to be physically active.The other resources and training being provided for staff will also ensure that the benefits of that training are available to children within the school and beyond for the longer term.

Being a large 3 form entry school, giving access to an array of extra-curricular clubs to children across both Key Stages is vital, especially those that are disadvantaged. The desired impact will hopefully encourage children to continue clubs into the next academic year and find opportunities in the wider community, supported by staff at Sherwell Valley.